[uf-discuss] Microformats and OAuth

Glenn Jones glenn.jones at madgex.com
Mon Sep 8 03:44:46 PDT 2008

Hi All

On Friday, Madgex has open-sourced a new c# OAuth library called

One of the demos is an example of using Microformats and OAuth together.
We have built a very simple site which has a protected page containing
an hCard. Using OAuth you can authorise access to the page at which
point the demo site uses a microformats parser (ufXtract) to collect the
contact details and pre-fill a form.

Demo start ( go here and try it out )

Page with hCard protect with OAuth

Username: testuser
Password: letmein

Currently,  I am happy to publicly mark-up my work address in web pages,
but not my home address. When I use XFN I never mark-up family members.
However, by using this type of access control we could all mark-up more
personal information. This demo was put together as a technical example,
but with a little effort I am sure we could build a compelling user
experience, which took the best elements of UF concept and added

Glenn Jones 

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